The never-ending tussle between Microsoft and Sony continues…
According to reports, Sony are now considering a re-think over the price of the PS5 after Microsoft revealed the cost of the upcoming Xbox Series X and Series S.
Last week, Microsoft beat their rivals to the punch by announcing the price of their next-gen consoles – £449 for the Series X and £249 for the disk drive-less Series S.
And after seeing their rivals lay their cards on the table, Sony are said to be considering changing their own plans to bring them more in-line with what Microsoft have put forward.
That’s the word on the grapevine, with European gaming publication Gamereactor citing an anonymous source who said Sony’s price for the PS5 was considerably more expensive than that of the new Xbox consoles. If the rumour is to be believed, the difference is so large that Sony feel they need to slash the price in order to make their consoles more competitive.
Microsoft announced the Xbox consoles would be released on November 10th, with pre-orders starting on September 22nd. As of yet, there’s no official news on the release date of the PS5 but expect something soon as neither company is ever far behind when their rival makes a move.
News of a possible price reduction will be music to the ears of those considering buying the PS5 console, so hats off to Microsoft for releasing their price plans early as they may have just saved PlayStation fans a few quid too!
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen the two tech giants jostling for a larger share of the market, and if history’s anything to go by, it most certainly won’t be the last. With both consoles set to go head-to-head once more, it should be interesting to see who comes out on top.